This year 54 players from the FCS have already entered the transfer portal according to Hero Sports, and with all the COVID-19 closings this year, we could see more enter the portal. I wanted to focus on six players though who made the transition who I feel will have a great season for their new team. Some of these guys are going to have to compete for playing time, but I think when they get the opportunity they will make the most of it. Let’s check out the top six players who transferred from the FCS to the FBS for the 2020 season.
6.) Chris Agyemang, DL, Sacred Heart – Agyemang is headed to Ball State, where he will try to take the MAC over, and I think he may. The 6040, 270 pound pass rusher from Billerica, Massachusetts finished his career at Sacred Heart with 105 tackles, 14 total sacks and 26 tackles for loss. I think he will get on the filed early and often at Ball State. I think he can be a huge contributor to their defense, and if he ends up with some awards in the MAC, he may put himself on NFL Draft boards.
5.) Briley Moore, TE, Northern Iowa – The Northern Iowa tight end has soft hands. He was the safety blanket for UNI quarterbacks but after suffering an injury the Blue Springs, Missouri native decided to head closer to home. Moore transferred to Kansas State, and I think he could be a huge acquisition for them. He has 85 career receptions for 1,116 yards and 5 touchdowns. Kansas State likes to throw and if Moore can take over the starting position he will blow up.
4.) Ra’shaun Henry, WR, Saint Francis University – Henry is a first team All-NEC player who is transferring to Virginia. This is a huge move for the Kileen, Texas native. Henry stands at 6020 and weighs 195 pounds, but seems to always be open. Virginia added some studs via the transfer portal and Henry could end up being one of the best players. Throughout his career he has 109 receptions for 1,359 yards and 10 touchdowns. Henry is a big time playmaker who will add tons of talent to the CAVS wide receiver room.
3.) Kevin Thomson, QB, Sacramento State University – Thomson is a former FBS player who transferred down to Sac State before transferring back up to Washington. The Washington native will take his talents to the Huskies in 2020. Last season he was the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year after throwing 3,216 passing yards and dropping 27 touchdowns. The former UNLV reserve quarterback has really made a name for himself. If he can go to Washington and start day one he could end up with some crazy love from NFL Draft scouts. He is a dual threat QB that can crush you with his legs, but abuse you with his arm. Hopefully, he can win the starting job and shine. Remember, former Big Sky standout Gage Gubrud transferred up his senior year with Washington State and struggled. Hopefully Thomson can shine!
2.) Justus Reed, DL, Youngstown State University – Justus Reed’s career has been determined by perseverance and hard work. Reed started off at Florida, would eventually end up at Youngstown State and man did he tear it up there. He will now be transferring to Virginia Tech. Reed was given a seventh year to play from the NCAA, but with his huge season last year racking up 13 sacks for the Penguins defense, I would not be shocked if he dominates for the Hokies. I could see him being a late round pick, he has great size and speed off the edge at 6030, and 240 pounds. Remember his name Hokie fans!
1.) Jabril Cox, LB, North Dakota State University – The 6030, 233 pound linebacker was an All American for the Bison. He was a superstar at the FCS level, and could have probably entered the 2020 NFL Draft and heard his name called. He is now taking his talents to the defending National Champions at LSU being a 3x National Championship winner himself at the FCS level. Cox is likely a top 100 pick right now without playing a snap in the FBS. He is a stud and will hear his name called. I don’t need to list his stats, he will tear it up, mark my words.